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in the commerce department. economists warned that even though the spending is up, many consumers are still afraid to open their wallets because of high gas prices, the upcoming election, and a looming fiscal cliff. >>> 33 million people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, but it makes more sense to do it after the weekend if you can wait. after labor day travel has become not only pleasurable but affordable. it's a great time to get away. temperatures are still nice, crowds are smaller. here's the catch. plenty of great bargains. for example, hotels in london are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. here's another one. luxury hotels in hawaii are charging 40% less than they were just a week ago. >>> all right. we might have to go somewhere, jeff. it was just darn cold today. >> it was. a lot of spots had trouble even getting out of the 60s. it's all because of the fog and that strong westerly wind. we do have a 30 degree temperature jump in the seven-day forecast. hold on, folks. that fog shrouding in san francisco. that's where we're tracking three hour delays. we could see d
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commerce. i think he laid out the story that would take the stock to $100 maybe it is headed there. second we get another one that we have been liking. gill ead. and we know that ubs believes the numbers here are too low. i think they are telling a compelling story about hepc. it might not be done yet. when you get these with the right stuff. you get the parabolic move. cell gene has a great pipeline. the news is good and i think it will be. i think they can make a run at new highs. because the ceo, in bob we trust. you have to be careful not to get swept up. that is true when we are talking about biotech names that can be too risky. presenting at 1:30 p.m. on wednesday. the stock up 100% today. that means no matter how good this one sounds, we never chase on "mad money." the same goes for the former up 95% for you. who says you can't make money in the stock market. these stocks are too hot to handle. they are going to get singed if not burned. does that mean we can't have anything that we don't want to hear? we are going to hear from someone that i like very much. my favorite name is npsp
a rapid increase in commerce. worldwide. we need a stock that's global in reach. one that can capitalize off more business activity. we need a stock where the bad news is known but the good news isn't factored in yet. hey, we need fedex. in other words you don't want to sell this stock if you think the good central bank news is coming. you will sell a stock barely up for the year that's leveraged to play a return to robust global growth. you would sell it at a discount to where it would be if the ecb says anything good at all. second, as much as i did think it was big news it wasn't like the preannouncement was a true shocker to those who followed the group closely. six weeks ago, united parcel, a little pin action here. they trade together. told us pretty much exactly what fedex said. plenty of people must have expected the news and didn't regard it as news. just confirmation of what u.p.s. told us in july. the companies aren't that different in terms of reach or profit margin. not like the stocks levered to better economic news. they have been on fire lately. suddenly they were hit by
the chamber of commerce awards, the engineering banquet awards and a lunar new year celebration. >> water issues were discussed at all of those. >> water issues were not discussed. they get good representation. >> meet director richard santos? he's not part of your district though? >> no. >> he's talking about a meeting with san jose city councilman pete constant. >> do you feel that you should have charged $300 to meet with them? >> it wasn't $300. >> $298.27. >> he stayed 30 minute t.cost taxpayers nearly 300 bucks. the thing is santos district doesn't include san jose. >> i think the board members work pretty hard. it's a challenging job. >> the water district ceo says it's important for directors to make a connection to the community by attending events because they are the ones who set policy. he also says everying the district does is transparent. >> i assume they are discussing district business and issues related to water. >> if the gist of the discussion is not at all about water issues, i would question why you would be in attendance. >> tonight at 11:00, we ask the directors ex
. even the transports are trading up on hope, hope that the worldwide commerce will pick up. that's how federal express can levitate to where it was. even though the freight index seems to go down by the day. taken en masse, and those are en masse hope stocks, these groups are but a small percentage of the entire u.s. stock market that's rally. that's what matters to me. this is what brings me to the real takeaway. i think this rally is not about hope. i think it's about cold, hard facts and believe it or not the facts for many sectors are really pretty darn good. so let's get to those. first, this is a rally about cds, certificates of deposit. the returns you're getting on these are reminiscent of what a checking account used to offer you versus a savings account in the old days. the disparity was so great that you would do anything to keep money out of your checking account. now many people are willing to accept these ridiculous rates for their savings accounts. plus people own bond funds that could get hammered if rates eventually go up. how can they do this in good conscience? but s
to attend the chamber of commerce awards, the san jose engineering banquet awards and the lunar new year luncheon we asked about earlier when he said no matter issues were discussed. do you feel like you should be charging taxpayers for that? >> if people ask me questions about water, i definitely aware that people ask me questions about water. >> reporter: should you charge for it if it's just a matter someone may ask a question? >> it's a judgment call. >> you are not necessarily pay to show up. you're paid to do your job. >> reporter: judy nadler heads up the ethics department at santa clara university. >> the presumption that when you go out in the public someone will, a, recognize that you're a water board member and, b, have a pressing issue that they want to discuss at a social event, i think it's actually unlikely. >> reporter: and it's not just events they charge for. the director racked up more than $14 last year in membership fees for rotary club and professional societies. >> for the past 12 months i stopped charging it. >> reporter: taxpayers are still picking up the tap for
breath away. it's not a random commerce department figure. some boring purchasing manager's report. some consumer confidence number. it's a big enchilada. the nonfarm payroll report. out's got guac and picante. it's the most important number yet. the one with maximum negative impact on the stock market when disappointing as opposed to missing by a country mile like today. you have the biggest semiconductor company on earth intel preannouncing a tremendous miss many sales, meaningful decline in gross margins. intel used to be important. let's look at growth wars in tablet and smartphone. the best acting stocks, google, amazon, apple, three-way free-for-all that will lead to shrinking margins, right? put the negatives together and how much should we have been down today considering the rally coming into the session? of course we have to give up yesterday's gains. let's lop off 2% from the s&p. take the nasdaq down by three. isn't it even that way too positive? given that what moved us this week involved actions taken over there in europe, not here in the usa. europe can't trump a negative,
way to play anything good about global commerce. and it's a given that the company can handle these kinds of downturns and will adjust as it waits for the turn. it didn't take long. fed ex is now trading up more than a buck from where it was before preannounced downside. that's the kind of thing that happens when you own and buy on weakness the best of breed. how about celgene? last june they had to withdraw a drug application from europe. they dumped the stock, taking it down to $59 from the high 60s and 70s before that. to me, i told you, i came in here and said it was ludicrous. you had to give bob hugin, the ceo and his team the benefit of the doubt. over and over and over again since we started the show, hugin has come on and told you not to worry in these dips. it's business as usual at celgene. three months have passed. the stock has zoomed from $59 to $73. it is amazing to me how people give up on the best of breed companies whenever they have a glitch. we're watching that same thing happen right now with allergan, maker of botox and other medicines shareholders are pe
freight index this week. that's a very good measure of chinese commerce. after weeks of going straight dow, the key shipping index has reversed sharply to the upside. copper is back. the iron ore stocks are roaring too. now, look, i got enormous respect for the bears on china, led by tomorrow's "squawk box" guest jim chanos. he is one of the brightest people i've ever met. i don't trust communist capitalists. i have no chinese stocks. i have from time to time, but no chinese stocks i think you should buy. i also think the chinese interest rates are way too high. the stimulus is too small to matter. all that said, the possibility that china isn't falling off a cliff could be good news for the world economy. if china stops decelerating, it would be a pleasant global surprise. you know i think the united states is the best place to invest in the world. i worry about europe's recession, japan's secular decline, india's inflation, and yes, china's deceleration. not to mention our own looming fiscal cliff. we could conceivably go to new highs. i think the u.s. issue is the most likely to be solv
chinese economy. the great growth engine -- the great engine of growth that has supported global commerce for years. >> all aboard! >> including the darkest days of the dark recession. what's happened? stock market never quit, never stopped climbing. it's had a remarkable run with every sector leading the charge at one time or another. before i get into the big remonstrations for the evening. i have gotten the big picture right. the europe, the slowdown of china and the perma low growth, the united states. some income producers, growth names and stocks with solid dividend boosts and, of course, some gold. these have been the correct calls to make. i've stuck with this market because i believe europeans are not suicidal. so far so good on that front. at least of late. i believe chinese economy will simply come back by virtue of the fact there's a tremendous urban migration within china. i believe the federal reserve's stance, brought about you by ben bernanke, will serve as a bridge over fiscal cliff and not take us down. the federal stance will take higher paying dividend companies into g
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